Our human footprint is expanding rapidly, pushing us into formerly untouched areas. Together with our partners, we protect forests, wetlands, grasslands and Arctic waters to safeguard diverse animal and plant life and help rein in climate change.

Indigenous Leaders Need a Seat at the U.N. Table

Blog Post | December 23, 2016 | Kevin Harun
“The anticipated increase in ship traffic in the Arctic is second in magnitude only to the initial arrival of European settlers on our shores.” When my friend Austin Ahmasuk,...

Protecting Russian Rivers from Illegal Mining

Blog Post | December 21, 2016 | Pacific Environment
People have been searching for gold for thousands of years. It’s an enduring dream that anyone can strike it rich by sieving river mud in search of that big...

A Story of Grasslands Villagers Designing Their Own Development

Blog Post | December 9, 2016 | Zhao Zhong
A few months ago, the people of Karlsi, a small village high in China’s Tibetan Plateau, refused a lucrative offer from a construction firm eager to build roads and...

It’s Time to Ban Toxic Oil from the Arctic

Blog Post | December 2, 2016 | Kevin Harun
Right now, Pacific Environment is gearing up to fight two big threats to the Arctic: a catastrophic oil spill and President-elect Trump’s ruthless fossil fuel agenda. Transported as cargo...

We Stand With All Fighting for Healthy Communities

Blog Post | November 22, 2016 | Alex Levinson
Recently in London—10 days before the U.S. election—I had the privilege of hearing my friend Eduard Zdor speak. Eduard is a Chukchi leader from the Russian Arctic who founded...

Take Action to Protect the Arctic Ocean from Dirty Shipping

Blog Post | September 24, 2016 | Kevin Harun
Arctic Ocean ice just hit another all-time low. With more open water comes increased ship traffic. Some of the ships traveling through pristine Arctic waters are powered by the...